President of Sri Lanka Begins Visit to Cuba

The president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, begins Friday a two-day official visit to Cuba.  From Cuba, President Rajapaksa will travel to Brazil to attend the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio +20. President Rajapaksa will be in Havana on Friday 15 and Saturday 16, said Thursday in this capital

The president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, begins Friday a two-day official visit to Cuba.  From Cuba, President Rajapaksa will travel to Brazil to attend the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio +20.

President Rajapaksa will be in Havana on Friday 15 and Saturday 16, said Thursday in this capital the Council of Ministers spokesman, Keheliya Rambukwella.

Rambukwella, also Minister of Media, said Rajapaksa is scheduled to meet with Cuban leaders, but gave no details of the program in Cuba.

From Cuba, President Rajapaksa will travel to Brazil to attend the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio +20, Rambukwella said.

Sri Lanka was among the first countries to recognize the revolutionary government after the victory of January 1, 1959.

The two countries maintain close contacts in international forums like the UN and the Non-Aligned Movement, and have supported their nominations to various UN agencies.

Taken from Prensa Latina

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